Lianyungang is located in the middle part of China’s coastline and in northeast Jiangsu Province. Under its jurisdiction there are 3counties, namely,Donghai, Guanyun and Guannan; 3districts including Ganyu, Haizhou and Lianyun; a state-level Economic & Technological Development Area; a National New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone; a National Demonstration Area for the Cooperation among China’s Eastern, Central and Western Regions; and a Yuntaishan Mountain National Park. It covers a land area of 7,615 square kilometersanda sea area of 6,677 square kilometers. It has a household population of 5.26million. Permanent residents in the urban area is 2.07million.